STELLING MINNIS WINDMILL AND MUSEUM TRUST

 

WINDMILL AND MUSEUM

 

 

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Contact Windmill & Museum - e-mail: shelaghcarter5@yahoo.co.uk

 

About the Windmill          Volunteers and Guides   Windmill Fete    Events at the Mill

 

  

The Windmill is off the B 2068, the main Canterbury to Hythe Road,

about 7 miles south of Canterbury. See home page for map

 

 

STELLING MINNIS MILL & MUSEUM TRUST

 

 

OPENS  EASTER SUNDAY & MONDAY

2-5pm

Then every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end of September

Special Group Bookings by arrangement

CREAM TEAS AVAILABLE

 

For information e-mail shelaghcarter5@yahoo.co.uk

 

             

 

ABOUT THE WINDMILL

 

The Grade One listed picturesque wooden smock mill at Stelling Minnis, between Canterbury, Folkestone and Ashford, has been  completely renovated to repair weather damage.  The picture on the left is as it was and the one on the right the newly restored mill.  Both pictures by Annie Wood.

 

The Mill is in Mill Lane, a turning off Curtis Lane at its junction with Bossingham Road.

 

The mill is owned by Kent County Council and managed by the Stelling Minnis Windmill and museum Trust which was came in being on 26 January 2010.

 

It was built by the Holman brothers of Canterbury in 1866 and is known as Davisonís Mill after the family who worked it for a century until the last miller Alec Davison died in 1970.

 

The renovation was carried out by I.J.P. Conservation incorporating The Chiltern Partnership of Oxfordshire at a cost of £120,000. The money being provided jointly by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Kent County Council and the work took three months. The mill itself and its associated museum was closed to visitors during renovation work.

 

The museum tells the story of mills and millers, the local agricultural scene, and includes a diorama of the ancient manorial common of Stelling Minnis, one of the few remaining unenclosed commons in the South East.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This water colour painting is by Derry Lowe, one of the Stelling Minnis Art Club members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For other historical information - visit the Historical  Society Web Page - click here

 

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  The Windmill & Museum will be open

Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 2-5pm from

Easter Sunday to end of September

 

cream teas available

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VOLUNTEERS AND GUIDES

 

We rely very heavily on the help of the community for the open day afternoons to ensure visitors have a memorable experience, both touring the Mill and enjoying the Cream Teas that we offer. Have you given a thought to helping, but perhaps felt unable to commit yourself due to not knowing what this entails?  Training sessions will be arranged - do please contact Shelagh Carter.

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FETE

 

WINDMILL FETE

 

Iím sorry to say that, despite our best efforts, we have had little joy in trying to organise our main event for either late August or in September Ė we seem to be jinxed this year, and we canít even put this down to the weather, yet!.

 

Rather than abandon this altogether, we thought we would put on a smaller Mill Fete in the Windmill field, which many of you may remember is where we started 25 years ago.

 

Although thereís not as much space in the Mill field, we hope to put on a good show with local and different stalls, plus a BBQ, Cream Teas and, all being well, a Bar and Jazz Band

 

SATURDAY, 6th September from 12-5pm

 

Hope to see you then


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EVENTS AT THE MILL

 

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Page designed and produced for Stelling Minnis Windmill and Museum Trust by Nick Smith  - 25 October  2002

 Updated 16 July 2014

 

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